Gift Giving

  • December 16, 2013

    Ekklesia has not produced any Christmas or New Year cards of our own this year, but we are very happy to encourage you to buy some beautiful ones produced by our friend Carrie Gooch, a visual artist who is a member of the Iona Community. The proceeds go to back support and advocacy for asylum seekers.

  • January 1, 2012

    A children's charity is urging people to give an extra charity gift by recycling Christmas presents for vulnerable children.

  • December 30, 2011

    Surrey has topped the child sponsorship league this year according to charity Action Aid. Enough children were sponsored by the county to fill 80 primary school classes.

  • November 25, 2010

    A new website, urging a radical rethink of Christmas spending, has been launched this autumn. promotes charitable giving at Christmas on a basis at least equal to the amount that we spend on our own gifts and celebrations, and urges both churches and charities to advocate ‘preferential’ or ‘50/50 giving’ to good causes.

  • November 15, 2010

    Christian Aid, is launching four new group gifts for Christmas in its Autumn Winter 2010 catalogue, including a sturdy bamboo shelter for a Burmese refugee family living on the Thai/Burmese border (£230) and an adult literacy centre in Sierra Leone (£543).

  • September 13, 2010

    Jeanne didn’t have the sort of childhood many remember having. Her early years weren’t filled with playground games, homework or summer holidays. Instead she remembers a time of utter devastation that she’ll never forget.

  • December 11, 2009

    Halima Salim lives in the Masasi district in Mtwara region, Tanzania. When diagnosed as being HIV positive, she was still mourning the death of her husband and her baby twins.

  • November 19, 2009

    It’s international toilet day, so we thought it only appropriate to compile a list of the best of the bogs.

  • November 14, 2009

    A non-profit development agency in India, Astha, is running education camps for young women who have missed out on their time in school.

  • November 12, 2009

    This Christmas you can get innovative and think outside the traditional (gift) box with an alternative festive gift from leading international development charity World Vision.